Every person has multiple talents; migrant workers too. At TWC2’s celebration of International Migrants Day (IMD), some of these hidden talents came to the fore.

Members of the Indonesian Family Network (IFN), Filipino Family Network (FFN) and guests from Resorts World Singapore and elsewhere came forward to show off different sides of their personalities in both pre-planned and impromptu performances. Everybody seemed to have a good time on the afternoon of Sunday, December 11, 2011.

ITE College East’s percussion band rocked the hall with their fine drumming, raising everyone to their feet, dancing to the beat towards the end of the programme.

Underlining the significance of the event, diplomatic representatives from several countries came along. They were Mr Tony Walter from Australia, Madam Saraswathi Shanker from India and Ms Neetha and Ms Umayangama from Sri Lanka.

Dr Russell Heng, TWC2 president gave a welcome speech and Jean Yong, a volunteer from River Valley High School prepared a slideshow which she dedicated to her “auntie” who had been with her family for 19 years. Other students from River Valley High helped out as volunteers at the registration desk and buffet counter, while much of the hard work planning and preparing for the event was borne by TWC2 staffers Kenneth Soh and Mansura. Mansura’s husband and children helped out as well.

However, the event would not have been possible without sponsors: Resorts World Sentosa, Allswell Trading Pte Ltd, Ministry of Manpower, Leung Kai Fook Medical Company Pte Ltd, ITE College East, and venue sponsor 72-13.

TWC2’s IMD is held annually to underline the dignity, value and worth of migrant workers to Singapore.